CAPTIVITY Add To My Top 10

Damsel in Depraved Distress

Content -4
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Release Date: July 13, 2007

Starring: Elisha Cuthbert, Daniel Gillies, Michael Harney, and Pruitt Taylor Vince

Genre: Horror/Thriller

Audience: Older teenagers and adults

Rating: R

Runtime: 85 minutes

Address Comments To:

Jon Feltheimer, CEO
Lionsgate AKA Lions Gate Films (Roadside Attractions)
2700 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: (310) 449-9200
Fax: (310) 255-3870
Website: www.lionsgatefilms.com

Content:

(B, PaPaPa, LLL, VVV, SS, NN, AA, DD, MM) Light moral worldview with a couple positive references to God, mitigated by very strong pagan elements, including extreme violence and acceptance of some sexual immorality by heroine; at least 22 obscenities and 13 light profanities; very strong, often sadistic violence includes gory images of corpses with faces burned with acid, woman threatened with torture, shootings, man stabbed twice, little dog apparently shot to death, acid forced through man’s nose, acid sprays woman’s face, and woman forced to drink bloody human body parts mixed in a blender; depicted fornication scene and photos of people in bed; partial female nudity and upper male nudity; alcohol use and drunkenness; no smoking depicted, but cigarette butts imply smoking, woman drugged, and people knocked out with gas; and, kidnapping, lying, deceit, forced imprisonment, etc.

Summary:

The story of CAPTIVITY focuses on a young blonde model, Jennifer Tree, who is kidnapped by an unknown killer who likes to kidnap and torture men and women. The heroine eventually turns the tables on her captors, but until that happens, viewers must sit through gory torture scenes, scenes with lots of strong foul language, some strong sexual content, and brief nudity.

Review:

The first half of CAPTIVITY is typical torture movie mayhem, but the second half turns into a thriller where the heroine escapes the clutches of her tormenters. Of course, the movie’s advertising plays up its despicable torture sequences, because the filmmakers obviously wanted to capitalize on the apparent popularity of such torture movies. The good news is that the advertising failed to generate the desired box office.

The story of CAPTIVITY focuses on a young blonde model, Jennifer Tree, who is kidnapped by an unknown killer who likes to torture male and female victims. After he threatens her with torture and forces her to drink bloody human parts, Jennifer learns there is a male victim named Gary in the next room. Jennifer and Gary try to help each other escape. Eventually, they go to bed together. Then, comes a twist revealing that things are not what they seem.

Women in peril stories are all the rage in modern horror movies. In CAPTIVITY, the heroine eventually turns the tables on her captors, but until that happens, viewers must sit through gory torture scenes, scenes with plenty of strong foul language, and some strong sexual content. Despite some positive references to God and the victory of good over evil, CAPTIVITY revels in the sadism of its anonymous killer. Unlike other such movies, the torturer gets his just desserts, but not before the movie satiates the viewer’s lust for graphic violent mayhem.

In Brief:

The story of CAPTIVITY focuses on a young blonde model, Jennifer Tree, who is kidnapped by an unknown killer who likes to torture men and women. After he threatens her with torture and forces her to drink bloody human parts, Jennifer learns there is a male victim named Gary in the next room. Jennifer and Gary try to help each other escape. Eventually, they have sex. Then, comes a twist revealing that things are not what they seem.

Women in peril stories are all the rage in modern horror movies. In CAPTIVITY, the heroine eventually turns the tables on her captors, but until that happens, viewers must sit through gory torture scenes, scenes with plenty of strong foul language, and some strong sexual content. Despite some positive references to God and the victory of good over evil, CAPTIVITY revels in the sadism of its anonymous killer. Unlike other such movies, the torturer gets his just desserts, but not before the movie satiates the viewer’s lust for graphic violent mayhem. The good news is that this movie totally bombed at the box office. Perhaps moviegoers are finally fed up with such material.